We all love our pets, but that doesn’t mean we have to love all of the behaviors they exhibit – especially when those behaviors affect the level of peace and serenity within our homes. Animals act out for a variety of reasons, and bad pet behavior can make it difficult to forge that all important animal-human bond with your companion. If you’re struggling with negative behaviors, you’re not alone. Each of us at Cumberland Veterinary Hospital has been in your shoes, and we want to help. We offer professional behavioral counseling services that are designed to provide you, the caring pet owner, with all of the education and tools necessary to help your pet overcome bad behavior once and for all.
The first step in addressing behavior issues in animals is determining the root cause of the problem. Many of the negative things our pets do stem from other underlying issues that must be identified and addressed in order to successfully overcome the behavior. For instance, if your dog barks excessively or your cat destroys your property when you’re not home, they may actually be suffering from separation anxiety, and the subsequent behaviors are merely a symptom of the actual problem. Our team is highly skilled and experienced in animal behavior and can get to the bottom of your pet’s behavioral issues so we can deal with the situation and get it under control.
Once we’ve identified the root of the problem, we can then begin applying proven behavior modification techniques to conquer and eliminate your pet’s bad habits. This may include such methods as positive reinforcement, redirection, reward and many other techniques that are highly effective in getting fast, permanent results. Some of the many behavioral issues we can provide assistance with include:
- Excessive Barking
- Destructive Behavior
- Excessive Grooming
- House Training Problems
If your pet’s negative behavior is standing in the way of developing a loving, mutually beneficial relationship with one another, we can help. Let’s work together to shape your pet into a well-behaved member of the family and restore a sense of peace and balance back into your home.